Johannes Vetter had a a fantastic javelin throw at the European Winter Throwing Champs this past weekend. AT 92.70 meters in March, one wonders outloud what the World Champion can do at the European Championships in Berlin this coming summer.
Johannes Vetter, photo by PhotoRun.net
Vetter gets 92.70 superb MR
LEIRIA (POR, Mar 11): World champion Johannes Vetter confirmed his excellent early season shape by extending his world-leading mark to 92.70m on the second day of the European Throwing Cup. Vetter added nearly seven metres to the championship record of 85.85m, improving to 88.28m in the third round before 92.70m in the fifth round. His five valid throws all would have sufficed for victory: 85.57m, 88.28m, 84.29m, 92.70m and 82.80m. Teammate Bernhard Seifert was the only other thrower to surpass the 80m line in the competition with 80.62m, although Romania’s Alexandru Novac and Hungary’s Norbert Rivasz-Toth went out to 80.73m and 80.26m respectively in the U23 competition. There was a good quality shot put competition with neutral athlete Aleksandr Lesnoy producing two throws in excess of the 21m line – 21.32m and 21.21m – to defeat Poland’s Michal Haratyk (21.18m) and last year’s winner Mezud Peser from Bosnia & Herzegovina (20.71m). In the discus, Germany’s Nadine Muller went out to 60.42m to defeat home favourite Irina Rodrigues by three centimetres (60.39m) with neutral athlete Yulia Maltseva third with 59.59m. World leader Hanna Malyshik from Belarus won the hammer with 72.62m from last year’s winner Alexandra Tavernier from France (71.20m) and world bronze medallist Malwina Kopron (69.54m) while Hungary’s Reka Gyuratz produced a good 69.00m in the U23 hammer as the winner. NorwayÂ´s Marcus Thomsen won the U23 shot put with 19.61 and in U23 women discus the win for Croatian Maria Tolj 56.31.